Skyrim:Alchemist's Shack

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Alchemist's Shack
(view on map)
Clearable No
Respawn Time 10 days
Level Min: 8
Important Treasure
Butterfly in a Jar
Console Location Code(s)
The Rift
East of Haemar's Shame
South of Ivarstead
Special Features
# of Alchemy Labs 1
Alchemist's Shack

The Alchemist's Shack is a small wooden shack located between Haemar's Shame and Ivarstead.

Related Quests[edit]


The shack is a single story building that appears run-down, with the doors and windows missing. It can be seen from the road from Helgen to Ivarstead. There is a wattle-fenced garden to the rear, with an alchemy lab to the right of the rear doorway. There is a barrel containing random ingredients between the shack and the lab, and two samples of Hawk Feathers resting on the top, as well as a Red Mountain Flower sample. The following plants are in the garden with the mushroom by the side of the shack and the bird's nest in front, to the west. This is a good area to find blue butterflies and butterflies during the day and luna moths at night.

The rabbit Thistle can be found in the garden and can be tamed with carrots.

Plants Mushrooms Other
3 Deathbell
1 Nightshade
2 Spiky Grass
3 Jazbay Grapes
1 Blue Mountain Flower
2 Scaly Pholiota
1 Birds' Nest


The shack's interior

As you enter through the front doorway you will find two shelving units; the one on your right contains a Potion of Health, two books, and some clutter. The shelving unit in front of you contains a gourd, a sample of glow dust, two carrots, three red apples, and a butterfly in a jar. The jar can only be found in this shack and respawns with the rest of the shack. Between the two shelving units is a barrel containing uncommon ingredients and a basket containing two leeks. To your left as you enter is a bed (unowned). Next to this is an end table holding an alchemist's journal and an apothecary's satchel containing common ingredients. This end table does not respawn, and can be useful as a storage option. To the right of the rear exit is a bucket containing a sample of blisterwort and hanging above are a garlic braid and a sample of frost mirriam.


  • The items will respawn over time, except for the end table beside the bed.
  • Two wolves often spawn on the road shortly before the shack, as well as some goats further up the road from Helgen, who often attract the attention of the wolves. Up the mountain to the left of the shack is a trail which is full of snowberries and an Iron Ore vein. Be careful up the mountain pass, as a Snow Bear makes its home there, regardless of your character level. This is the only place a Snow Bear will always spawn.